Printer Friendly

Slain Pak Taliban founder Baitullah's nephew killed in Bannu firefight.

Islamabad, Nov. 12 ( ANI ): Two suspected militants, including a nephew of the slain Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) founder Baitullah Mehsud, and a policeman were killed in a firefight on the outskirts of Pakistan's Bannu city.

"Around 6:00pm two men travelling in an auto rickshaw were signalled by Constable Muhammad Arif at Abshar Chowk to stop for checking," The Express Tribune quoted Mir Qadir Shah, an official of Basya Khel police, as saying.

The men, however, opened fire at the constable killing him on the spot.

"They also snatched his rifle and fled," Shah said, adding that as the two men reached the Basya Khel checkpoint, police waved to stop them but they opened fire and in retaliatory fire both were killed.

Police recovered four AK-47 assault rifles, four hand grenades, 12 magazines, two wireless sets, two mobile phones and one pistol from the three-wheeler, the official said.

The militants have been identified as Muhammad Ibrahim and Asmatullah. ( ANI )


Copyright 2012 All rights reserved.

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2012 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Asian News International
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Nov 12, 2012
Previous Article:DRS under fire after more 'howlers' in Gabba Test.
Next Article:China rules out 'time limit' for patrolling contested Japan-administered Senkaku islands.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters